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Farmers expect bumper Boro yield in Netrakona

Boro cultivators and crops specialists are expecting bumper production of Boro paddy during this season as  harvesting of the paddy is nearing to completion with excellent yield rates in the district. District Agriculture Extension Department (DAED) Netrakona office sources here said that the farmers could bring a total of 1,74,420 hectors of land  under the Boro paddy cultivation in ten ... Read More »

Flash flood damage crops in Jhalakathi

Flash flood triggered by tidal surge under the influence of full moon and incessant rainfall for the last seven days caused colossal damage to crops in Jhalakathi district. Various types of crops, especially vegetables, on 6,772 hectares of land in four upazilas of the district were damaged as flash flood submersed farmland as well as homesteads. With recession of the ... Read More »

Good vegetables output expected in Netrakona

Farmers and crops specialists of the district Agricultural Extension Department (AED) are expecting over 40,000 tonnes of summer vegetables to be produced in the district during the current season where the target of the vegetables cultivation has already been exceeded . District Agriculture Extension Department (DAED) sources said, a total of 2,496 hectares of land were brought under the cultivation ... Read More »

Farmers urged to grow Parija paddy for food security

Agriculture experts at a function here on Thursday urged the farmers to cultivate Parija Paddy, an indigenous variety, on high and medium high land to get additional crop during the off season to achieve country’s food security. “Generally, after the completion of early variety Boro paddy in late April the land remains fully fallow for about three months at a ... Read More »

Record highest boro yield in Jhalakathi

Farmers in Jhalakathi are in a upbeat mood as they could achieve bumper production of boro paddy this year, exceeding all previous records. They could yield highest ever amount of boro despite onslaughts of the tropical storm Mahasen that buffeted the coastal region during the full-swing harvest of the crop. Rain under the influence of the storm Mahasen and later ... Read More »

BRRI paddy Field Day observed in Gopalganj

agriculture BRRI paddy Field Day observed in Gopalganj Field Day of BRRI paddy was  observed at Boiltali under Gopalganj Sadar Upazila in Gopalganj  on Monday. ACI Crop Care and Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Gopalganj jointly arranged the programme. According to Department of Agriculture Extension BRRI Dhan-29 was cultivated 26,468 hectares of land in five Upazilas of Gopalganj district, where ... Read More »

Farmers frustrated over low price of paddy in Dupchanchia

Md. Emdadul Haque, Dupchanchia The boro paddy growers are frustrated though they are getting bumper yield of it’s. They could not afford to get profit under Dupchanchia upazila in Bogra district due to its low market price this year. Most poor and marginal farmers had borrowed money at a high interest rate from the local moneylenders and NGOs to cultivate ... Read More »

Jhalakathi farmers beam at good sesame yield

Farmers in the district are taking delight in the highest production of sesame seeds they have got this season. This year, sesame was cultivated on 800 hectares of land in the district against the targeted 1,049 hectares. Sources said being a drought- tolerant crop, sesame has the possibility of getting damaged in rainwater or surge. That is why, the growers ... Read More »

Boro paddy harvest on in Khulna Division

BSS, Jessore Harvest of Irri-Boro paddy is progressing fast in ten districts of Khulna division during the current season with much enthusiasm to the farmers. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said, farmers of the 10 south-western districts cultivated Irri-Boro paddy on a total of 5,88,555 hectares of land this year with the production target of 23.39 lakh tonnes of ... Read More »

Bumper onion production in Faridpur

Onion production in Faridpur district has exceeded the target bringing smile on the face of the farmers in the just concluded season. Onion, an important ingredients in the list of spices, was cultivated on 29 thousand 500 hectare of land exceeding the earlier set target of 27 thousand 919 hectare. Read More »

Farmers switching to okra farming in Narsingdi

Cultivation of okra (ladies finger) is becoming popular among the farmers in six upazila of Narsingdi district. They are going for extensive farming of the green vegetable to recoup the losses form boro paddy. Farmers in the district failed to get expected profit from boro paddy due to its unfair price. As a result, to recover from the losses they ... Read More »

Wheat procurement drive yet to start

Wheat farmers in the district are being deprived of getting fair price as district food department has not yet started wheat procurement drive though one and half month is going to expire after government’s direction to start wheat procurement drive from 1 April.  Finding no way, farmers are compelled to sell their wheat to middlemen or brokers at a very ... Read More »

Aromatic rice Cultivation getting popular in Narsingdi

After achieving self-sufficiency in food grains,  farmers of Narsingdi district are now inspire to cultivate more aromatic rice Banglamoti due to   economic prospect of the crop Banglamoti rice is famous for special flavor and fineness. It is mostly use in preparing Palao, Birani, Payesh, Khichuri and Zarda. Read More »